We need to toss the manuals and guides written about the Bible, and submit to the Bible itself.
Churches dominated by unbelief & unbelievers; sinful lives revealing unchanged hearts; ecumenism that deconstructs Christianity.
The "Bible" most often used by Rick Warren and others in the movement is The Message, a radical paraphrase written by a liberal apostate that is nothing like a faithful translation of God's inspired Word. The Message openly promotes the Purpose-Driven agenda.
Just as pragmatism pervades the "worship" of the Purpose-Driven Church, it also poisons the preaching.
In worship as in everything else, the guiding principle is pragmatism: If it draws a crowd, it must be right.
The Purpose-Driven "gospel" message is, "Find God and you will find yourself, and you will find your purpose in life."
The movement superimposes worldly wisdom on Scripture to create an un-Biblical, man-centered model for building a church.
What are the philosophical roots of the Purpose-Driven Church movement? Who is the real 'father' of the movement?
It is the product not of the wisdom of God, but the mind of an unsaved management theorist named Peter F. Drucker.
As a byproduct of the larger and older church-growth movement, it shares the same un-Biblical roots.
To answer that question, we must compare the movement with Scripture.